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Liar, Liar Pants on Fire

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire Special thanks to Kevan Hudson and Conrad Matsumoto for reminding me of this activity. You tell students to think of three lies and one truth about themselves. Then they tell the class each one, and … Continue reading

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Methods in teaching English introductory questions

Methods in teaching English introductory questions Methods in teaching English introductory Questions — Purpose: To learn introductory questions we can ask someone we have just met. (Pictured above: on a farm in Japan by Devanshe Chauhan) 1. Brainstorm In pairs, … Continue reading

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TEFL Young Children

How I teach the Kids by Kevin Burns When I teach English to young children I try to imagine that I am a father figure to them–which of course I am. I am warm and try to kneel down to … Continue reading

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Motivating Japanese University English Students

Maintaining the Motivation of Japanese University Students If you teach English in Japan, motivating Japanese university English students can be a real challenge to say the least. To teach in Japan well, there are many things you can do though. … Continue reading

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Board Game Rules Project

Board game Rules Project by Kevin R Burns (Kanagawa, Japan) Board game Rules Project  You are going to teach some students the rules for playing a board game. You will also play that game with them.  First open … Continue reading

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Board Game Rules Project 2

Board Game Rules Project 2 by Kevin R Burns (Kanagawa, Japan) Board Game Rules Project 2 Which Language ie) Arabic, Japanese _______________________ Boss: ____________________________ Sub Leader: _______________________________________ Group Members: ____________________________________________ Title of the Game (you are working on): *Object of … Continue reading

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Question Quest

Question Quest by Kevin R Burns (Kanagawa, Japan) Question Quest Card Game Review Designers: Sean Anderson, Patrick Reynolds Illustrator: Alice Caroll Publisher: Quest Maker Media Available through R.I.C. Publications # of Players 2-6 (probably works best with 4-6) Ages: 12 … Continue reading

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Reading Activities Part 2

Reading Activities Part 2 by Sophia McMillan (Shane Training Centre, Japan)  Activities to practice alphabet and phonic value of letters Slap: with alphabet cards for the first letter instead of pictures. Sliding Slap: Present the phonic values you want … Continue reading

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Reading Activities Part 3

Reading Activities Part 3 by Sophia McMillan (Shane Training Centre, Japan) Save  Focusing on Spelling Slow Reveal: Use word flashcards and reveal the word a letter at a time. Only use this for words you’ve been studying that lesson. … Continue reading

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Language Play, Language Learning

Language Play, Language Learning by Sophia McMillan (Shane Training Centre, Japan) ‘Language games’ are seen as an activity where learners use language to achieve a goal (usually by exchanging some kind of information), according to clear rules, in an enjoyably … Continue reading

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